Muhamad Ssegirinya alias Mr. Updates is a Ugandan politician and activist who is currently the Member of Parliament for Kawempe North Constituency. He has served as a KCCA Councilor before becoming an MP in the11th Parliament.
Ssegirinya Muhamad Biography
Ssegirinya Muhammad was born in 1988 (aged 33 years) in Butale Kaddugala, in Masaka District Uganda. Born a practicing Catholic Family, Ssegirinya Muhammad converted from the Catholic Church to the Islam faith changing his given name from Richard to Muhammad.
Ssegirinya attended Kaddugala Primary School for his Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE )Pass slip before going to Kaddugala Secondary School where he studied up to Senior 3.
He later on left Masaka for Kampala securing a slot at Pimbas Secondary School which is located in Kawempe Division, Kampala District for his Ordinary and Advanced Levels. In 2021, the Headmaster of Pimbas Secondary School acknowledged that Ssegirinya attended the school at Pimbas though he did not confirm whether he sat his UACE from there.
Ssegirinya Muhammad studied diploma in Journalism from Datamine Technical Business School which is located at Plot 291, Block 9, Bat valley Crescent off Bombo Road, Next to Hotel Bhatva, Bombo Rd, Kampala.
Ssegirinya started as a radio caller giving his views on Radio Stations’ political shows in 2006, and he always identified himself as ‘Edoboozi Lya Kyebando’ (Voice of Kyebando). Failing to win the Kawempe North Constituency seat twice, Ssegirinya Muhamad has managed to become a KCCA Councilor and a Member of Parliament in Uganda’s top legislative body.
In 2011, youthful Ssegirinya Muhamad contested for Kawempe North Constituency representing the Social Democratic Party and he lost to the then incumbent Latif Ssebagala coming as number two.
After 2011 failed election bid, Ssegirinya Muhamad started getting closer to Kizza Besigye who was the de facto leader of the Forum for Democratic Change and Mr. Erias Lukwago who was the newly elected Mayor of the newly established Kampala Capital City Authority.
In 2015, Ssegirinya Muhammad led the protest against digitalization of TVs an initiative carried out by Uganda Communications Commission to twirl the country’s TV network from analogue to digital. Ssegirinya was noted saying that is unfair to ask Ugandans to pay monthly to watch a TV.
In 2016, having joined FDC, Ssegirinya contested in FDC Primaries for Kawempe North Constituency but lost to Asadullah Semmindi. He then came as independent but on a lower seat of KCCA Councilor representing Kawempe North in KCCA Hall and he emerged a winner earning him the first political seat.
In 2017, after Kyadondo County East elections were contested in court and Hon. Apollo Kantinti’s win nullified, Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine also contested in the by elections. FDC supported FDC candidate Apollo Kantinti while Ssegirinya supported Bobi Wine. Bobi Wine emerged a winner would later start a pressure group identified as People Power Movement.
Ssegirinya wasn’t left unturned with this new movement of People Power. An attendant of every activity that Besigye graced, Ssegirinya quickly switched allegiance to the people.
In 2020 towards 2021 elections, Ssegirinya Muhammad presented himself for Member of Parliament seat Kawempe North Constituency on National Unity Platform ticket. He managed to surpass former Deputy Lord Mayor Sulaiman Kidandala, Incumbent MP Latif Ssebagala who had given a pinch at the Lord Mayoral seat others to get ticket of NUP.
Ssegirinya would later win with a landslide victory in January 14th 2021 elections becoming the Member of Parliament elect Kawempe North Constituency a position he officially occupied in May 2021 after a swearing in ceremony.
Muhamad Ssegirinya Net Worth
Ever since he stepped in Parliament, the known politician started by improving service delivery for his area, and he now owns a hospital and other things. His net worth is estimated to be around $200,000 and he still accumulating it.